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Islamic Fundamentalism

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It is timely to explore the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and how that has resulted in the rise of Osama bin Laden and recent terrorist activities. An effective response to this movement will require a Christian presence among Muslims around the world.


Islamic Fundamentalism


I. Introduction


II. Historical Background

1924 - Abolishment of the Caliphate by Ataturk

1928 - The Muslim Brotherhood

1954 - Nasser becomes president of Egypt

1965 - Signposts on the Road by Sayid Qutb

1967 - Six Day War

1979 - Iranian Revolution

1979 - Invasion of Afghanistan by U.S.S.R.

1979 - Sadat signs Peace Treaty with Israel

1980 - The Neglected Duty by Faraj

1981 - Sadat is assassinated

1983 - Attack on Marine barracks in Beirut

1989 - U.S.S.R. leaves Afghanistan

1991 - Gulf War

1993 - Bombing of the World Trade Towers

1996 - Rise of the Taliban

1998 - Bombing of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

2001 - Bombing of World Trade Towers and Pentagon


III. The Ladenese Epistles - Five Themes

A. Defeat of Arabs in Six Day War

B. Bitterness toward the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia

C. Iranian Revolution

D. Lesson of the invasion of Afghanistan

E. The U.S. presence in Saudi Arabia


IV. A Christian Strategy


For more on Islamic Fundamentalism, go to "Introduction to Islam" in the Leadership Education section of this site:

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